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Smithfield, NC 27577

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The LASIK Flap

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 02/07/2011

The first step of the LASIK procedure is to create a “flap”. The flap can be created by several different instruments including a microkeratome which is an instrument with a blade to cut a thin sheet of the cornea or a femtosecond laser which creates a flap through photodisruption and tissue separation. The creation of… Read More »

The Evolution of LASIK

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 01/23/2011

Like many medical procedures, LASIK eye surgery has evolved and improved with time. Many patients are surprised to find out just how long LASIK has been around. In 1949 a Columbian ophthalmologist by the name Barraquer performed a corneal procedure to correct refractive error termed automated lamellar keratoplasty (ALK). ALK involved the use of a… Read More »

The McDonald’s Approach to Vision Correction.

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 01/08/2011

Perhaps you’ve seen the LASIK only centers advertising proudly an incredibly high number of LASIK procedures. They triumphantly exalt the thousands and thousands of LASIK procedures they have performed as though this should be a source of pride much like the McDonald’s restaurants that boast of the billions of burgers served. But doesn’t this expose… Read More »

Are You Guilty of LASIK Stereotyping?

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 01/03/2011

LASIK refers to a group of diverse procedures that involves reshaping the cornea under a flap. Over the years, LASIK has evolved with the introduction of many advances in instrumentation and techniques that have made vision correction safer and more successful. Now we can offer conventional LASIK but also Z-LASIK, CustomVue wavefront-guided LASIK , and… Read More »

What Matters is Results

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Tue 12/07/2010

The prospective LASIK patient may be confused about what to ask about before choosing a Refractive surgeon. Most commonly, they make the assumption that LASIK is LASIK, that all technology and providers are more or less equivalent . They then set about choosing their LASIK provider by calling various offices asking about price. Often the… Read More »

Facts are a Difficult Thing to Explain Away

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Thu 09/23/2010

Competitors may make assertions that are opinions eg “we have the best or most precise technology etc.” Our claims are fact-based with clinical studies to back them up. There are less expensive ways to perform LASIK using similar technology but clinical studies prove: The IntraLase laser is the safest way to make the flap (See… Read More »

You Can Get a Cheaper LASIK, but You Can’t Get a Better LASIK than iLASIK

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 07/18/2010

Over the years, the LASIK procedure has evolved to become better and safer.  The LASIK procedure still consists of two main steps: 1. creating a flap and 2. reshaping the cornea under the flap.  The ultimate in safety and results in LASIK is iLASIK which is the culmination of improvements in both steps. In the… Read More »

IntraLase Gives You a “Do-Over”

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 07/05/2010

Wouldn’t it be great if everytime things didn’t go exactly right you got a “do-over”. How much higher would your grade point average be if you had an opportunity to take that test over that you didn’t study properly for? How much better would your golf score be if you got to take over that… Read More »

Less Risk of Flap Displacement with IntraLase

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Fri 07/02/2010

One potential risk of the LASIK procedure is a flap complication. You know that the IntraLase procedure is the safest way to create the flap but did you know that the safety benefits extend even after the LASIK procedure has been completed? Here’s why. One potential complication is displacement or “slippage” of the flap, especially… Read More »

Meaningless and Misleading Claims

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 05/22/2010

I read with alarm the totally contrived and misleading claims by some providers of LASIK in North Carolina. One provider claims to have “the best laser in it’s class”? What exactly does that mean? Also, there are the suggestions that some LASIK surgeons are using the same technology as the US Military. The only All-Laser… Read More »